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I take gabapentin for my fibromyalgia, but the helpful effects seemed to have worn off. I'm in excruciating, constant pain. Any suggestions?

I take gabapentin for my fibromyalgia, but the helpful effects seemed to have worn off. I'm in excruciating, constant pain. Any suggestions?

Yes: See your psychiatrist for other options. Possible increase in dose could help. Also seeing a therapist could be helpful as well as sometimes depression and fibro are linked. ...Read more

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Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


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Is it safe to take gabapentin to relieve pain caused by a sciatic nerve problem?

Usually yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a drug used to treat nerve pain, and is helpful in relieving symptoms. Among its side effects are dizziness and drowsiness (meaning one should be careful if considering driving or operating machinery). A few people may have changes in their moods or thoughts. A few may have signs of drug allergy, such as a rash. One's doctor can help decide if Gabapentin should be used. ...Read more

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I'm taking 1800 mg of Neurontin (gabapentin) for sciatic nerve pain (nerves were stretched during a procedure ) which is not effective . Please advise?

I'm taking 1800 mg of Neurontin (gabapentin)  for  sciatic nerve pain (nerves were stretched during a procedure ) which is not effective . Please advise?

See Pain Doctor: Employing a multi-modal approach, most fellowship trained pain specialists offer the most effective management of painful conditions. To accurately diagnose and treat patients, we will utilize imaging studies, electro-diagnostic evaluations, history ; physical examinations, targeted physical therapy, appropriate and responsible medication management and cutting-edge interventional procedures. ...Read more

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What treatment options are there for someone with permanent sciatic damage who can't take lyrica (pregabalin) or gapapetin?

What treatment options are there for someone with permanent sciatic damage who can't take lyrica (pregabalin) or gapapetin?

See below: I agree with dr. Machanic. I would add that in all of his ideas fail you could consider a spinal cord stimulator. http://www.controlyourpain.com/. ...Read more

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Is Spironolactone and Neurontin (gabapentin) safe to take together?

Is Spironolactone and Neurontin (gabapentin) safe to take together?

Safe: No significant drug interactions between spironlactone and Neurontin (gabapentin). That said, keep all follow-up doctor appointments and let prescribing doc know promptly if you have questions or distress while on these meds. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed neurontin (gabapentin) and luvox. Working well but is this a safe combo?

Dr prescribed neurontin (gabapentin) and luvox. Working well but is this a safe combo?

Drug interaction: 'Using gabapentin together with fluvoxaMINE may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. ' See: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1128-9754,1147-677 ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cough serups while taking gabapentin twise a day or could there be interaction?

Is it safe to take cough serups while taking  gabapentin twise a day or could there be interaction?

Maybe (not) . . .: It's difficult to answer b/c you're from across pond in great britain so, having trained here in states & been isolated, I have no idea what is included in cough syrups sold where you live. Best to ask doc who prescribed your gabapentin. Or ask pharmacist. With that said, otc cough syrups sold in states may contain Guaifenesin +/- dextromethorphan which online.Epocrates.Com shows no issues w/gabap. ...Read more

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Can Gabapentin 300mg capsule be opened and taken with pudding? It is not extended release. Is it safe?

Gabapentin capsules: Gabapentin caps can generally be opened and mixed with jam, honey, or apple sauce without significant change in effect from swallowing the capsule whole. A single dose should be mixed and then swallowed directly, not mixed in advance. if you're considering changes to your med regimen, you should always discuss with your prescribing doc first -- so give him/her a buzz & be well :) ...Read more

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Neurontin (Definition)

Neurontin is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more